School district named to honor roll for third year

The Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School District (MCVTS) has been named to the Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll for the third consecutive year.

“Since we began offering AP courses four years ago, we have been increasing the available courses and trying to give our students an advance look at college-level curriculum,” MCVTS Superintendent of Schools Brian J. Loughlin said.

MCVTS offers AP courses for science, mathematics and engineering technologies in Edison and the Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences in Woodbridge.

The district is one of 547 in the United States and Canada that were honored by the College Board for increasing access to AP coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams.

“The devoted teachers and administrators in this district are delivering an undeniable benefit to their students: opportunity,” said Trevor Packer, the College Board’s senior vice president of AP. “When coupled with a student’s hard work, such opportunities can have myriad outcomes, whether building confidence, learning to craft effective arguments, earning credit for college or persisting to graduate from college on time.”

MCVTS has seven schools on five campuses: East Brunswick, Edison, Piscataway, Perth Amboy and Woodbridge.

Over the last three years, Perth Amboy Vo-Tech, the Edison Academy and the Woodbridge Academy have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools.